Ryan Sheely

Assistant Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School
Office Address
Littauer-205
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 66
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-496-1748
Email: ryan_sheely@hks.harvard.edu
Assistant
Jessica McCann (617-496-9669)
Ryan Sheely

Profile

Ryan Sheely is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy. His current research focuses on public goods provision and state capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa. He has conducted randomized evaluations and extensive archival and ethnographic fieldwork in Kenya, and has ongoing projects in Kenya and Sierra Leone. He is also the co-founder of the SAFI Project, a nonprofit organization that coordinates waste management and recycling activities in northern Kenya. His research has been supported by the International Livestock Research Institute, the Institute for Social and Policy Studies, the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, and the Program on Order, Conflict, and Violence, the Weatherhead Center for International and Area Studies, and Harvard Medical School's Milton Fund. He has worked with a variety of organizations including Innovations for Poverty Action, UNICEF, and the World Bank Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) Initiative. He received his PhD in Political Science from Yale University.

Ryan is on leave for the 2013-14 academic year. Please contact his assistant, Jessica McCann (617-496-9669), with any urgent requests.

 

Courses

Not Offered

  • DPI-401 Institutions and Development

Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series
    • Sheely, Ryan. "Maintaining Local Public Goods: Evidence from Rural Kenya." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-051, December 2013.